The Child and Crime in British Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries
contact email: 
adrienne.gavin@canterbury.ac.uk

The Child and Crime in British Fiction
(Collection of Critical Essays)

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed volume of critical essays on the child and crime in British fiction. Essays should focus centrally on the child, children, or childhood in relation to crime and might consider the child as perpetrator, object, victim, witness, or solver of crime or as inspiration or instigator of crime. The collection aims to assess the role of preadolescent child characters (i.e. not teenagers) in relation to crime in British fiction from its origins to the present. Proposals are welcomed on single authors or on topics which range across writers, subgenres or periods of British fiction.
We envisage that completed essays will be 6,000-words long and due in January 2011.

Please email 500-word proposals and a 150-200-word biography by 15 September 2010 to BOTH editors:

Adrienne Gavin
Adrienne.gavin@canterbury.ac.uk

Andrew Humphries
Andrew.humphries@canterbury.ac.uk

Dr Adrienne Gavin
Reader in English
Department of English
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU, UK

Andrew Humphries
Senior Lecturer
Department of Education
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU, UK

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journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
romantic
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